Responsibility for our products is at the core of our corporate responsibility. We therefore strive to minimize the impact our products have on people and the environment during their development, manufacture, and distribution, as well as during and after their use. This includes providing comprehensive information on responsible, safe and proper use of those products. It is, however, also crucial to conserve resources and minimize the generation of emissions and waste. Through our products, we are helping to overcome global challenges such as climate change and energy scarcity. Our specialty chemicals help our customers save energy. Liquid crystals (LCs) provide [...]
This is our sixth Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report. We have a long tradition of reporting on topics pertaining to our corporate responsibility. Since as early as 1993, we have been reporting on how we fulfill this obligation; initially, we published environmental reports, but then in 2003, we started publishing a full Corporate Responsibility report every two years. Our goal is to inform people about our activities, successes and challenges. At the same time, our CR Report documents the progress we’ve made in implementing the principles of the United Nations
The figures presented below pertain to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, unless otherwise indicated. You can find further information on our reporting framework and data collection systems in our report profile. The following indicators have undergone a limited assurance audit by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. Indicators in this chapter: Indicators: Economics Indicators: Compliance Indicators: Employees Indicators: Environment Indicators: Society
Our products have to be safe – as long as used properly they should not pose a danger to patients, customers or the environment. We therefore examine product safety across the entire life cycle and continuously take steps to make improvements. We make our products safer to use by providing patients and customers with extensive informational material that partly goes beyond the statutory requirements.Read more about the safety of our drugs. Read more about the safety of our chemical products.
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